On today's episode I speak with Tim Doucette, a legally blind amateur astronomer, about his family's journey on opening North America's first UNESCO Starlight Tourist Destination, Deep Sky Eye Observatory.
Tune in to learn more about the events that reconnected Tim to his cosmic passion, and how Tim's story resonates with those of us that struggle to pursue our passion.
Tim Doucette, a legally blind amateur astronomer, resides beneath the dark skies of Nova Scotia where he lives with his family. Deep Sky Eye Observatory is located in the Doucette's backyard and receives visitors from around the world. The Doucettes' goal is to share their love of astronomy with people of all abilities. Make sure to connect with Tim on Facebook or his family's website www.deepskyeye.com
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On this episode of the Lana Simmons Show, its all about Reiki! Join me and Reiki Master Sharna Langlais of Seek, Spark, Shine as we discuss:
* Sharna's journey finding Reiki
Connect with Sharna on her WEBSITE, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube
Books on Reiki:
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On today's episode I have special guest Robyn Frampton who was featured in the critically acclaimed short documentary, "The Gnomist".
Tune in to learn:
* what inspired Firefly Forest
* how soon people responded when she added the first door to Firefly Forest
* the heart breaking note Robyn received and her response
* how the cycle of life is played out in Firefly Forest
* how our creativity heals (no matter what that looks like)
Robyn is the creative force behind the mystery of Firefly Forest. In the Spring of 2013 she began the project as part of her personal journey towards hope and healing. A self taught carpenter, and with the help of her young sons, she conceived, carved and then secretly placed each door along a well-traveled and picturesque trail in the heart of America. Working together, their anonymous efforts strengthened the bond of love, sharing, and unity that was such an important role in their lives. However, none of them could have anticipated the impact Robyn’s work would have on the lives of so many others.
From the beginning of Firefly Forest, members of the community became followers and, as each piece of the collection was added, the group of followers grew. Families came together to marvel at the wonder and meaning of each work of art; those who had been strangers developed a different sense of community as they gathered to admire the workmanship. Everyone wondered who might be behind it all and an entire was community was brought together by the magical appeal of child-like imagination. But, most profound was what people found in their quiet moments in Firefly Forest—the peace, joy, hope and relief they so needed.
Robyn and her amazing sons now reside in Utah. She graduated Summa Cum Lade, with her Bachelors in Psychology in May and now works in marketing as she prepares for her graduate program, which begins in January 2017.
She continues her creative journey, most recently donating an enormous magical tree to The Hope Garden at Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah in partnership with The Fisher family’s Team Little Owl.
You’re welcome to join her on her blog, Facebook, or YouTube channel where she provides a glimpse of the projects she’s currently working on and shares her knowledge and experiences in a ongoing series of video tutorials.
Robyn's Website: http://www.fireflyforestdoors.com
Team Little Owl: http://www.teamlittleowl.org
How many of us live with, a visible or invisible disability such as Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, etc? In today's episode I have special guest Emily Ladau, of Words I Wheel By.
Tune in to learn more about:
Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. A native of Long Island, New York, Emily graduated with a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 2013. She is dedicated to harnessing the powers of communication and social media as tools for people of all abilities to become informed and engaged about disability and social justice issues.
Emily maintains a blog, Words I Wheel By, and her writing has been published on websites including The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Salon, Vice, and Huffington Post. Alongside her work as a writer, Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, ranging from a panel about the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the U.S. Department of Education, to the occupational therapy program at New York University.
All of Emily’s activism is driven by her firm belief that if we want the world to be accessible to people with all types of disabilities, we must make ideas and concepts surrounding disability accessible to the world.
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